Monday’s Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore has been cancelled after two Kolkata players tested positive for Covid.
Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were the players who were tested positive and have isolated themselves from the remainder of the Knight Riders squad.
The Knight Riders will presently start a day by day testing system in a bid to distinguish some other conceivable Covid cases as fast as expected.
The group will likewise explore Chakaravarthy and Warrier’s movements over the last 48 hours to decide any of their nearby contacts. It is known that Chakravarthy as of late left the IPL’s biosecure bubble through the authority green channel to get a scan on a harmed shoulder and that is the place where he may have been uncovered. An IPL explanation on Monday said the two players had been “discovered to be positive in the third round of testing over the most recent four days”. Notwithstanding Chakravarthy and Warrier, the remainder of the Knight Riders unforeseen most recent tests came out clear.
The IPL affirmed the turns of events, saying in a proclamation that “Knight Riders have now moved towards a day by day testing routine to distinguish some other potential cases,” and that its “clinical group is likewise deciding the nearby and easygoing contacts of the two positive cases during the 48 hours” before testing. The whole Knight Riders’ unforeseen has been placed in a five-day quarantine in their lodgings in Ahmedabad, beginning yesterday. That will be over on May 6, two days before their next match, on May 8 against the Delhi Capitals.
Under the IPL’s “green channel” protocol, a player requiring treatment – normally checks – is taken in a vehicle (which is in the bubble with a driver), clad in PPE, to the emergency clinic. The testing/therapy is finished by the clinical workforce with PPEs and covers and the player returns in a similar bubble vehicle.
An assertion from the IPL on Monday morning read: “The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) and the Kolkata Knight Riders focus on the wellbeing and security of everybody included and all actions are being taken around there.”
The IPL formally expressed that the game – which was because of start at 3pm (BST) – has been “rescheduled”, however no new date has been given.
The Mystery spinner, Chakaravarthy has played in each of the seven of Kolkata’s IPL fixtures this year, taking seven wickets, while pace bowler Warrier is yet to feature in the current season.
A huge flood in Covid cases has set an enormous strain on India’s wellbeing framework, with a lack of medical clinic beds and oxygen supplies, and funeral homes and crematoriums overwhelmed.
In the midst of the emergency, the IPL has proceeded notwithstanding wild analysis via online media. The BCCI has said the IPL will proceed as scheduled, with the final in Ahmedabad on May 30.
On Monday, the England and Wales Cricket Board delivered a proclamation to stretch that it was proceeding to keep close tabs on the circumstances in India.
Cricket Australia and the country’s players association has upheld a raising support drive with good cause UNICEF to react to India’s Covid emergency.
Australian cricket’s administering body is making a donation of $50,000 (£27,920), coordinating with a donation made by Australia’s vice captain Pat Cummins a week ago.
“Australians and Indians share an extraordinary bond and, for some, our common love of cricket is integral to that kinship,” Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said in an articulation on Monday.
Even three people connected with the Chennai Super Kings also tested positive including their bowling coach Laxmipathy Balaji, CEO Kasi Viswanathan and bus cleaner as per the RTPCR tests conducted on Sunday.
England, Australia and New Zealand have banned travellers from India and a sizable number of players competing in the tournament belong to these countries.
It is a huge obstacle in front of the organisers and the BCCI, it would be interesting to see how things unfold, Will there be a single venue or how are they going to line up the fixtures?
Every answer will come to us as the tournament proceeds.